A very large honeyeater with a long dagger-like bill. Entirely gray-brown with a whitish collar and pink naked skin around the eye. Juveniles are less olive, showing some yellow feather edging above. Confined to the island of Seram, where it is found in lowlands and foothills in forest, plantations, mangroves, and sparsely wooded areas. Differs from Seram Oriole in showing bare skin around the eye and also in shape, as it is slightly larger and relatively longer-tailed, with a bill that tapers to a finer tip and a crown is often flattened, with a peak on the nape. Gives an explosive loud “k’PROW!” call.